I love Buddy Holly’s music. His music is simple, charming, innocent, light-hearted, and a litany of other adjectives that all add up to “great”. As a tribute, the Concord Music Group has put together a collection of covers that do what so many of these albums fail to do: pay proper homage to the artist without simply parroting the original records.
The line-up on the album is an impressive list of artists that includes The Black Keys, Modest Mouse, Julian Casablancas, Paul McCartney, and more, but if you ask me, the album is worth listening to for Patti Smith’s cover of “Words of Love” alone. It’s just fantastic.
I have a pretty bad jones for Holly’s music, and I’m loving this. Definitely on the to-buy list.